Tina Nazerian

From Trump to Tolstoy: What’s Bringing Computer Science and Literature Together

Calculating ratios for different types of pronouns in civil rights speeches. Counting the frequency and proximity of vowel sounds, consonant sounds and rhymes in rap music.Those are just two examples of the projects students have taken on in teacher Peter Nilsson’s “Distant Reading” course at Deerfield Academy, an independent boarding school in western Massachusetts.

FBI Warns Educators and Parents About Edtech’s Cybersecurity Risks

The FBI has released a public service announcement warning educators and parents that edtech can create cybersecurity risks for students.Specifically, the organization notes that the “widespread collection of sensitive information” by education technology vendors, such as web browsing history, biometric data and students’ geolocation, could “present unique exploitation opportunities for criminals.”

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Polls Reveal What Teachers and Parents Want From School Data

Two new polls show that parents and teachers are in step when it comes to their beliefs on data in education. Both groups think data can help them make important decisions for students.

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Jeff Bezos Adds Preschools to His Resume

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has his hands in e-commerce, space expeditions and carbonless energy—and now, he’s adding preschools to that list.

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The Unintentional Ways Schools Might Be Violating FERPA, and How They Can Stay Vigilant

Want to throw away old student records? Make sure you don’t just put them in trash cans—shred them first. If you don’t, your institution might get accused of violating the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, which protects student education records in both K-12 and higher education.

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Tear Down That Wall? Why Data Walls May Cause More Harm Than Good.

At Inkster Preparatory Academy outside Detroit, students track their scores on the high-stakes NWEA Map test on the walls of their classrooms. Their names aren’t on the board—instead they have their own code—but at a glance they can see how well their peers are doing. The practice is known as “data walls,” and is designed to serve as a motivational tool. Students are told that “everyone is working to move their number” even higher, says Demetria Tumpkin, a second grade teacher at the school.

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Students Tackle Myths, Stereotypes and Social Change in Video Game Showcase

A cat out to get revenge against a fraternity. An Asian-American man who refuses to live up to stereotypes, seeking instead to become a career house husband. A young wizard seeking a place where she can fit in.Such were the unique games built by students and put on display last weekend at the fourth annual showcase for Gameheads, an Oakland-based nonprofit. Founded in 2014, the organization seeks to use video games to teach low-income and underrepresented youth the skills they need to succeed in the tech industry.

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Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

As the debate about children’s screen time continues to rage, a new survey commissioned by Microsoft sheds some light on where parents stand.

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‘Prohibition Will Get You Nowhere’: Writer and Activist Cory Doctorow’s Message to Schools and Educators

It’s not unheard of for an instructor to tee up a YouTube video for a lesson, only to have the content blocked by the school or district’s censorware. And while administrators might have good intentions when they decide to use censorware, censorship is often only effective for those who play by the rules.

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How an Oakland Nonprofit Is Teaching Girls Environmental STEM in a Way That Hits Close to Home

Situated in West Oakland, the nonprofit Techbridge Girls works to expose girls from low-income communities to STEM. Environmental education is one of the topics the 18-year-old organization teaches girls, and its efforts in that area recently won $100,000 as the grand prize winner of the UL Innovate Education Award.

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